Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Carte pour servir a l’Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes.
|Rigobert Bonne (1727–1795) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 Bonne succeeded Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Working in his official capacity, Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne’s work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses. While mostly focusing on coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal.|
|Title||Carte pour servir a l’Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes.|
Decorative map depicts the southern part of Asia, with Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia and on an inset map the south part of India with Ceylan ( Sri Lanka).
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Dimensions (cm)||32 x 46,5|
|Condition||Margins mounted, folds smoothed|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )